Bio-Behavioral Treatments for Depression and Anxiety: Leveraging Neuroplasticity


Bio-Behavioral Treatments for Depression and Anxiety: Leveraging Neuroplasticity

Rebecca Price, PhD Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

On March 28, 2022 we will feature the research of Rebecca B. Price, PhD as part of our Meet the PI lecture series.

Dr. Price is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed undergraduate studies in cognitive science at Stanford University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University. Dr. Price’s research interests center on the role of neurocognitive factors in the etiology, course, and treatment of depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and suicidality. She has been involved in research using intravenous ketamine to rapidly reduce depression and suicidality and in the use of fMRI and performance-based assessments to unveil and target neurocognitive mechanisms. She has recently focused on developing novel synergistic treatment strategies to target these features by coupling computer-based interventions with 1) intravenous ketamine or 2) non-invasive neuromodulation.

Our lectures will take place via Zoom due to current COVID19 safety guidelines. 

Participate via Zoom. Click on this Zoom link; Meeting ID: 975 5529 9453; Passcode: 717554.

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